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Sen. Tammy Baldwin 6h
Since the Trump-GOP tax bill passed, corporate stock buybacks have climbed to more than $880 billion. We must rewrite the rules of our economy so it works better for workers, middle class families & small businesses, not just those at the top.
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Senate Democrats 8h
New Mexico’s Native communities have shaped our state’s history for generations. I’m proud that the core of our state’s identity has been so influenced by Native arts, languages, and people. —
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Senate Democrats Nov 19
“This month serves as a reminder of our trust and treaty responsibilities to tribes, as well as the importance of tribal sovereignty.” —
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Senate Democrats Nov 16
The job of a judge is to protect the rights of Americans, including the right to vote. So why should we support a judicial nominee with a history of voter suppression?
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Chris Van Hollen Nov 16
If brought to a vote right now, I am confident that the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act would pass the Senate on a bipartisan basis. So why does Mitch McConnell continue to block any attempt to bring it to a vote?
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Chuck Schumer Nov 16
Replying to @SenSchumer
Every American should be alarmed by the attempt to confirm a nominee with Farr’s egregious record on voting rights, particularly with the Republican agenda to maintain power by limiting access to the ballot now on full display.
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Chuck Schumer Nov 16
Replying to @SenSchumer
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Farr’s arguments finding instead that North Carolina’s laws work to "target African Americans with almost surgical precision" and "impose cures for problems that did not exist."
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Chuck Schumer Nov 16
Replying to @SenSchumer
In a lawsuit brought by several groups challenging the law, Farr defended North Carolina and argued that the voter ID provision in particular was not problematic.
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Chuck Schumer Nov 16
Replying to @SenSchumer
In addition to reducing early-voting days & eliminating same-day registration and preregistration of teenage voters, the North Carolina Legislature also implemented strict voter ID laws requiring voters to show certain photo IDs which African-Americans disproportionately lacked.
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Chuck Schumer Nov 16
Replying to @SenSchumer
After gathering data on the use of certain voting practices broken down by race, the North Carolina Legislature drafted a law that targeted voting practices like early voting and same-day registration that were disproportionately utilized by African-American voters.
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Chuck Schumer Nov 16
Replying to @SenSchumer
Farr defended the Republican-controlled North Carolina Legislature in a challenge to the restrictive voting laws it enacted shortly after the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roberts, gutted the Voting Rights Act.
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Chuck Schumer Nov 16
RED ALERT: I'm announcing my strong opposition to Thomas Farr as a federal judge in North Carolina. has set up a vote on his nomination after Thanksgiving. Farr is a serious threat to voting rights. Americans need to tell Senate Republicans to block this nomination.
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JEC Democrats Nov 15
In 2016, the poverty rate was 3.3 percentage points higher than urban areas. Attacking health care programs like only makes it harder for rural Americans to access care & achieve financial stability.
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Chuck Schumer Nov 15
Clean up the mess in the White House, and let Mueller do his job. We must pass legislation now to protect the Special Counsel investigation from the President.
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Chuck Schumer Nov 15
50 years ago, Shirley Chisholm—a fellow Brooklynite—became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. I'm proud to introduce a Senate resolution, along with and in the House, to honor her achievements and her legacy of public service.
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Senator Cortez Masto Nov 14
Just last month, the Trump admin announced its intention to change the definition of 'gender' & if they follow through, it would roll back protections for trans Americans. We must fight back against this. I stand with transgender Americans, especially our youth. You
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Ron Wyden Nov 14
Replying to @SenKamalaHarris
. & I are introducing a bill to stop the administration from using taxpayer dollars to incite fear & prioritize the well-being of unaccompanied children by placing them with families & providing vital resources.
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Kamala Harris Nov 14
Proud to work with to introduce the Families Not Facilities Act, which would limit ICE’s targeting of caretakers for unaccompanied children. We need to get children out of detention and into homes.
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Senate Democrats Nov 14
“That kind of power can't go to a political hack.” —Fox News Legal Analyst explains why the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General is not legal
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Senator Dick Durbin Nov 14
I am honored that the Senate Democratic Caucus has again supported me to serve as Whip. Our party is more diverse than ever, our Congress is divided, and the challenges we face are great. But we can, and must, come together to meet those challenges.
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